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Old 02-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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Building kitchen table to support granite countertop


I am remodeling my kitchen and have a dilemma with installing a granite counter-top to be used as a dining table. Our house has a support pole exactly in the area that a table would go. I had a structural engineer come out and he said that it can't be removed without major remodeling because it supports the beam running the span of the kitchen and den area. So I am stuck with having to deal with building a table around the pole. Right now I have a small table made out of wood and laminate. My question is what type of support do I need to support a granite counter top. I know it's heavy and I don't want to build anything that is too bulky since the area is small to begin with. I would prefer support legs only, but since the granite would have to be cut to fit around the pole I am sure that would affect the structural integrity of the granite. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Building kitchen table to support granite countertop


How about bigger corbels on 4 sides for support either way I would ask your closest granite fabricators might need stiffening rods

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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Have you considered Granite Transformations? Much lighter in weight than granite, toughest countertop you can have.
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You will have to make a table that will fit under the granite. Unless it is going to be round. Looking at the room with wood everywhere it seems a bit out of place. A nice wood table that can fit around the post or?
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Here are some alternatives to granite; some of them are much lighter than granite, also cheaper.
http://www.kitchencabinetkings.com/b...-alternatives/
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